Regime Theory and International Relations / Edition 1

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International regimes are systems of norms and rules agreed upon by states to govern their behavior in specific political contexts or 'issue areas' whether this is trade policy, proliferation of nuclear weapons, or the control of transboundary air pollution in a particular region of the world. In this volume experts from the United States and Europe join forces for the first time for a rigorous exploration of the concept of international regimes. They discuss the fundamental conceptual and theoretical problems of regime analysis, study how regimes are formed and how they change, examine approaches to explaining the success or failure of attempts to form regimes, and look at the consequences of regimes for international relations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780198280293
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA
  • Publication date: 4/28/1995
  • Series: Oxford Poets Series
  • Edition description: REPRINT
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 494
  • Lexile: 1520L (what's this?)
  • Product dimensions: 5.38 (w) x 8.44 (h) x 1.07 (d)

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both at University of Tubingen
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Table of Contents

List of Figures
List of Tables
Editor's Introduction
1 Research on International Regimes in Germany: The Adaptive Internalization of an American Social Science Concept 3
2 The Analysis of International Regimes: Towards a European-American Research Programme 23
3 International Society and the Study of Regimes: A Reflective Approach 49
4 Contract and Regimes: Do Issue Specificity and Variations of Formality Matter? 73
5 Crossing the Boundary between Public and Private: International Regimes and Non-State Actors 94
6 Progress in Game-Theoretical Analysis of International Regimes 112
7 Sovereignty, Regimes, and Human Rights 139
8 Epistemic Communities and the Dynamics of International Environmental Co-Operation 168
9 Cognitive Factors in Explaining Regime Dynamics 202
10 Testing Theories of Regime Formation: Findings from a Large Collaborative Research Project 223
11 Integrating and Contextualizing Hypotheses: Alternative Paths to Better Explanations of Regime Formation? 252
12 Bringing the Second Image (Back) In: About the Domestic Sources of Regime Formation 282
13 Constructing Historical Counterfactuals to Assess the Consequences of International Regimes: The Global Debt Regime and the Course of the Debt Crisis of the 1980s 315
14 Analysing Regime Consequences: Conceptual Outlines and Environmental Explorations 339
15 The Internalization of Principles, Norms, and Rules by Governments: The Case of Security Regimes 361
16 Regime Theory: State of the Art and Perspectives 391
References 431
Contributors 459
Index 465
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